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Apps, News from ownCloud, Product
18. August 2017

App of the Week: Auditing

Welcome to the third part of our ownCloud App of the Week blog series. In this entry we would like to introduce the ownCloud Auditing application and showcase why logging and auditing of user events & activities is crucial for secure enterprise filesharing scenarios. When it comes to sensitive […]

News from ownCloud, Product, Use Cases
17. August 2017

CIO Agenda – Step out of the Shadows: How to provide a user accepted EFSS solution under your control

The introduction of consumer cloud services has marked a notably dramatic change in working and sharing habits, as well as increased flexibility and productivity. All of a sudden, users were able to sync, share and access all of their files from everywhere across devices. Collaboration became easier […]

Apps, News from ownCloud, Product
11. August 2017

App of the Week: LDAP Home Connector

Welcome to the second part of our ownCloud App of the Week blog series. In this post we would like to introduce the ownCloud LDAP Home Connector application, shed light on how it works and of course explain why it is so useful. The LDAP Home Connector is not to be confused with the LDAP […]

News from ownCloud, Use Cases
8. August 2017

CIO Agenda – Digitalization vs. Data Silos: Consolidate Unstructured Data Now!

The IT landscape in many enterprises today consists of a variety of storage types and locations that have grown consistently over the years. Critical company data is scattered across servers, datacenters, devices or even cloud storages. These so-called data silos pose a not to be underestimated […]

News from ownCloud, Partner
4. August 2017

DSSI forms a new partnership with ownCloud to extend security for EFSS

Powerful Enterprise File Sync and Share with ownCloud X Enterprise Edition DSSI, a Value Added distributor in the area of information technology, signed a new partnership during June 2017 with ownCloud, a German company specialized in providing an enterprise file sync and share solution for more […]

News from ownCloud, Use Cases
25. July 2017

CIO Agenda: Facing Challenges in the Era of Digital Transformation

In the past years the role of IT professionals got shifted towards a more strategic dimension and often comes with the term of „transformation“. Especially CIOs are facing more and more challenges in an environment of digital disruption.  In the next five years, CIOs expect their companies’ […]

News from ownCloud
11. July 2017

ownCloud Marketplace Now Contains Full Enterprise Trial Version

ownCloud is bringing its full set of Enterprise functionalities to the ownCloud Marketplace. This is another big step towards making ownCloud more modular and flexible. In the future you will be able to choose from a variety of apps directly from the ownCloud Marketplace – that means its now […]

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News from ownCloud, Partner, Product
6. July 2017

Guest Post: What End-to-End Encryption in Enterprise Cloud environments needs

Cornelius Kölbel is Managing Director at NetKnights GmbH and has more than 20 years experience in IT services. Since 2003 he focused on IT security. His expertise is in the area of content security, encryption and strong authentication. Your Data is at risk. And thus, is your personal life and your […]

News from ownCloud
5. July 2017

ownCloud Combats WannaCry, Petya & Co: Announcement of More Ransomware Protection

After the current waves of attack of ransomware WannaCry in May and its successor Petya a few days ago, agitation prevails in many IT departments: How can you protect your company against these attacks, which have the potential to destroy all files? The economic damage is now already in the billions […]

News from ownCloud
22. June 2017

Walmart vs Amazon: The Competition is On, But Where’s Your Data?

There are many reasons to run your own Cloud! The latest reason? The Walmart versus Amazon battle that has just commenced—simply put, competition. According to Barb Darrow’s article Walmart Gears Up Anti-Amazon Stance in Wake of Whole Foods Deal on Fortune, Amazon’s plan to purchase Whole […]

News from ownCloud
7. June 2017

Extended Party: ownCloud X Launch Event a Full Success

May 23 was the day we were all waiting for–ownCloud celebrated the launch of the latest enterprise edition of its file sync and share solution, ownCloud 10.0.2, at the KOMED event center in Cologne. As of now, ownCloud X is fully available to enterprise customers. In addition to exciting […]

News from ownCloud, Product, Updates
24. May 2017

ownCloud X Enterprise Makes its Grand Debut

It is with great excitement that we announce the official release of ownCloud X Enterprise. This historic event was announced with fanfare yesterday at the ownCloud X event in Cologne surrounded by our closest friends and family. And to further celebrate this significant achievement we […]

News from ownCloud
16. May 2017

X-tended Productivity in ownCloud X

There is just one more week left until the grand premiere of ownCloud X Enterprise! Over the past few weeks, we have been introducing new features and capabilities each week, including extended security and extended performance. This week’s latest feature announcement is extended productivity […]

News from ownCloud, Product, Updates
11. May 2017

Why you should attend the ownCloud X Enterprise Launch Event

Are you using the ownCloud in a business environment? Probably it suffices for your needs, but there is a lot more potential in ownCloud and other interesting use cases, which can also benefit you! As we are introducing ownCloud X Enterprise at our launch event in Cologne, ownCloud experts are […]

News from ownCloud
8. May 2017

X-tended Performance in ownCloud X

As we have previously announced, the release of ownCloud X is getting closer. Last week we announced the new extended security in the latest ownCloud Edition and this week we are excited to announce that ownCloud X will also offer extended performance features/functionalities. One of the key aspects […]

News from ownCloud
1. May 2017

ownCloud X Offers X-tended Security

With the highly-anticipated release of ownCloud X, we are excited to announce that the latest update will offer extended security features/functionalities. The launch of ownCloud X follows the vision of secure file sharing for enterprises and extends it with important improvements and fresh security […]

News from ownCloud, Product, Updates
27. April 2017

Introducing: ownCloud X

Who do you trust with your data – your country? Any other state? Your boss, your IT department? Your husband? Google or Dropbox? And why don’t they trust you that you are able to choose yourself, who you trust with your data? Cross them – with ownCloud X. ownCloud X marks a new ownCloud […]

News from ownCloud
24. April 2017

ownCloud X is on the Horizon

We are excited to announce that the latest version of ownCloud, ownCloud X, is on its way! ownCloud X marks a new generation in the development of the ownCloud software. It creates a product that extends file sharing with a clear commitment to enterprise-focused security and performance while […]

News from ownCloud
21. April 2017

Warning Before Entering Personal Data When Submitting Bug Reports – Use of Config Report in ownCloud

According to a recent blog published by security specialist Hanno Boeck and to a report published in Golem, use of the bug report function on Github has resulted in the potential publication of passwords by different users. When you fill out a bug report with ownCloud, you are asked for the contents […]

News from ownCloud
13. April 2017

Latest Update on EU-US Privacy Shield

In February I published a blog “Threats to your Data in the Trump Age” outlining the ramifications President Trump’s administration will have on the newly implemented EU-US Privacy Shield and the concerns for the safety of private data following a January executive order. While much of these […]

News from ownCloud
31. March 2017

Were Your Private Files and Information Leaked by Docs.com?

This past Sunday ZDnet’s Zack Whittaker was the first to report that Microsoft’s document sharing site, Docs.com, has been leaking users’ personal files and information. “Users had complained over the weekend on Twitter that anyone could use the site’s search box to trawl through […]

News from ownCloud
16. February 2017

Threats to your Data in the Trump Age

Just about year after the fall of the Safe Harbor agreement, the European Commission agreed upon a new framework, EU-US Privacy Shield, for data-transfers between the EU and the US this past August and was officially put into place as of February 1st 2017 with the declaration of the EU countries […]

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News from ownCloud
14. February 2017

ownCloud Wins Open Source File Sync Application of the Year!

We are so excited to announced that ownCloud has beat out a number of great competitors for 2016’s Linux Questions’ Member’s Choice Awards Open Source File Sync Application of the Year! On the behalf of all of us here at ownCloud—Thank you! It is once again because of our faithful users and […]

News from ownCloud
15. December 2016

TMR’s EFSS Forecast – Cloudy with a Chance of Growth!

Transparency Market Research has published its forecast of the EFSS market as far as 2024. According to TMR: Rising need for digitalization of business processes and file sharing solutions in enterprises is expected to drive the enterprise file sharing and synchronization market. Also, with the […]

News from ownCloud, Partner
7. December 2016

Collabora Online 2.0 is Enterprise Ready

Last month Collabora announced the release of their update to Collabora Online to include collaborative editing. Today they have announced that the update is now available for enterprise that want a powerful office suite in the cloud or on-premises, and that protects their privacy, allowing them to […]

News from ownCloud, Partner
1. December 2016

ownCloud and GÉANT offers Education Customers Special Pricing for Collabora

ownCloud, GÉANT, and Collabora have teamed up to offer our users Collabora Online with in the ownCloud service suite. Collabora Online provides educational and research institutions with a scalable, commercially supported version with long term support, signed security updates and a Service Level […]

News from ownCloud, Partner
23. November 2016

ownCloud now with plug-in for Microsoft Outlook

Secure email delivery without size limitation by automatically replacing attachments with links to files or folders in ownCloud Hockenheim/Nuremberg, Germany, November 23, 2016 – A new plug-in for Microsoft Outlook means that ownCloud users can now send their files easily and securely, even when […]

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News from ownCloud
23. November 2016

Email Data Size Limitations Eliminated with Outlook Plug-In

Today we announced the release of a new Microsoft Outlook plug-in. This means that you can easily send secure files as well as whole folders. Now, instead of attachments, the plug-in will automatically add the links to corresponding files within ownCloud, without having to change your workflow. The […]

News from ownCloud
15. November 2016

The Private Cloud is on the Rise

 451 Research announced a new report stating that they “expects revenue from OpenStack business models to exceed $5bn by 2020 and grow at a 35% CAGR.” What does this mean for ownCloud? This means that, while many continue to say that on-premises storage options will be a thing of the past in […]

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News from ownCloud, Updates
2. November 2016

ownCloud Partner Collabora Update: Much anticipated feature collaborative editing is now available

Today our partner, Collabora Productivity, has announced the update to their Collabora Online Development Edition (CODE). With this new edition comes the much anticipated feature—collaborative editing. This new update just shows the amazing work that Collabora has been doing and we couldn’t be […]

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News from ownCloud
21. October 2016

Platin for ownCloud – Storage Insider Award

The winner of the Storage Insider Reader’s Choice Award for best Enterprise File Sharing has been announced: Platin for ownCloud. This award is a great honor to all of us here at ownCloud. It is our users who have made it possible and we can’t thank you enough for your continued devotion to […]

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News from ownCloud
20. October 2016

ownCloud Security Event at the it-sa 2016

As in 2015, ownCloud was also present at this year’s it-sa 2016 in Nuremberg, Germany. The it-sa is an annual IT-Security exhibition featuring important organizations from the industry and a highly targeted IT security audience. ownCloud was not only present with a booth on the exhibition […]

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News from ownCloud
22. September 2016

XTIVIA, Inc. and ownCloud Team Up to Deliver Private Cloud Solutions and Support

Today we announced a new partnership with XTIVIA, Inc., an award-winning information technology solution, consulting, and development company that does whatever it takes to help customers improve their technology and business. XTIVIA provides “database, application development, and integration […]

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News from ownCloud, Updates
16. September 2016

ownCloud Nominated as Finalist in Storage Insider’s Reader’s Choice Awards – Winners to be Announced in October

Back in June we announced that ownCloud had been nominated for Storage Insider Award’s Enterprise File Sharing category. We would like to thank everyone who voted for us and say that we are honored. We’re excited to learn the final results on October 20th in Augsburg, Germany. Until then, […]

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News from ownCloud
25. August 2016

Why you should attend the ownCloud Contributors Conference 2016 in Berlin

Connect with the ownCloud Ecosystem The ownCloud Conference is the yearly main event for community & business users, customers, partners, developers and the ownCloud ecosystem as a whole. It connects ownClouders from around the world, offers customers & partners valuable insights into the […]

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News from ownCloud
24. August 2016

Bring Your App to the ownCloud Marketplace

Today we are excited to announce the inception of the ownCloud Marketplace, which will be available in early 2017! Developers from the community have been approaching us for a marketing platform, so the idea of the marketplace is to give developers and partners what they’ve been asking for; a […]

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News from ownCloud
19. August 2016

ownCloud, AGPLv3 and the ownCloud Commercial License

I am often asked to explain the reasoning behind the ownCloud licensing, the ownCloud Enterprise Modules, as well as any derivative work. However, this is not that easy to explain, so I will try to be as clear as possible in this blog post, but I also expect a couple of comments and questions from […]

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News from ownCloud, Updates
17. August 2016

Government of India Chooses ownCloud for DigiLocker Project

Today we announced some very exciting news. The Indian government has chosen ownCloud to be part of the DigiLocker Project! The idea behind DigiLocker is to provide every Indian citizen with a safe, digital storage space for all of their personal documents in the form of signed PDF files—birth […]

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News from ownCloud
26. July 2016

Computacenter is named ownCloud Gold Partner delivering Infinite File Services together with Red Hat and ownCloud

Following the dismantlement of the Safe Harbor agreement, European companies were no longer able to store data in the US. Soon Privacy Shield will be actively in place. It is expected to be contested in court and I personally think that the regulation will not hold up – legal certainty is […]

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News from ownCloud, Updates
21. July 2016

ownCloud Server 9.1 Now Available

Today we proudly announced the availability of ownCloud Server 9.1 https://owncloud.com/owncloud-9-1-comes-integrated-two-factor-authentication/ , offering a number of improvements and new features making this new version even faster as well as more stable and secure. This means that upgrade of the […]

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News from ownCloud, Press releases
21. July 2016

ownCloud 9.1 Comes with Integrated Two-Factor Authentication

Nuremberg, July 21, 2016 – Today ownCloud announced the availability of Version 9.1 of its file access software. The new version comes with numerous improvements for community and enterprise users. Users of the ownCloud Community Edition can now conveniently update and install ownCloud Contacts, […]

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News from ownCloud
14. July 2016

ownCloud Welcomes Tobias Gerlinger as Managing Director and CEO

Today I am pleased to welcome Tobias Gerlinger as ownCloud’s new Managing Director and CEO. Tobias is a graduate in business administration and mechanical engineering. He started his career as a sales and marketing manager in the software industry before he co-founded a corporate finance boutique […]

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News from ownCloud, Updates
1. July 2016

ownCloud 9.0.3 and 8.2.6 Now Available

We are pleased to announce that new versions ownCloud 9.0.3 and ownCloud 8.2.6 are here! The updates include a number of lower severity security patches and hardenings. Both updates got a couple of interesting fixes in the areas of file locking, caching and memory management as well as windows […]

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News from ownCloud, Safe Harbor
1. July 2016

ownCloud Article Data Security in International Business Published in CloudComputing-Insider

Just in case you missed it, yesterday I had an article published in German language publication, CloudComputing-Insider, “Data Security in International Business.”  Since the Safe Harbor decision last October and the inception of the new European Privacy Regulations, international businesses […]

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News from ownCloud
23. June 2016

Collabora Online for ownCloud Enterprise immediately available

Collabora Online for ownCloud Enterprise immediately available Back in December Collabora joined our Community efforts by offering LibreOffice, collaborative editing in our Community Edition. Now we are excited to announce that it is also now available in our Enterprise Edition. This has been a […]

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News from ownCloud, Product
21. June 2016

Fujitsu Integrates with ownCloud

Today Fujitsu, a multinational leading information and communication technology (ICT) company, has announced that it will be integrating with ownCloud. “Fujitsu Services for ownCloud Enterprise” is a private cloud platform designed for companies and public authorities to offer employees […]

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News from ownCloud
20. June 2016

ownCloud Nominated in Storage Insider’s Reader’s Choice Awards

ownCloud has been nominated in the Storage Insider’s Reader’s Choice Awards for Enterprise File Sharing! It is such an honor to be nominated with the likes of Novell, WeTransfer, SecureSafe, and Hitachi, just to name a few. Show your love for ownCloud by voting now!

News from ownCloud
9. June 2016

Join ownCloud At TNC16

Next week ownCloud will be attending TNC16 in the Czech Republic. According to their site, “The TNC16 Networking Conference is the largest and most prestigious European research networking conference, with more than 650 participants attending this annual event. TNC brings together decision makers, […]

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News from ownCloud
6. June 2016

Multi-tenancy and ownCloud

What is Multi-tenancy? Multi-tenancy is a term referring to systems that have multiple organizations accessing the same server, each organization (or company) is considered a tenant and to each tenant the system looks custom for them. There are 2 approaches to multi-tenancy in the world: […]

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News from ownCloud
2. June 2016

ownCloud Statement concerning the formation of Nextcloud by Frank Karlitschek

Today’s announcement by our former colleague Frank Karlitschek, that he intends to launch a competitive product to ownCloud into the market using recently poached developers, has both surprised us and – admittedly – disappointed us. In the past, Frank has made a wealth of […]

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News from ownCloud
2. June 2016

ownCloud Business Users Connect in Frankfurt

Yesterday ownCloud hosted our yearly conference bringing together 73 ownCloud business users from both the community and enterprise, as well as those who are interested in becoming a user. The event took place in a cinema in Frankfurt Germany. IBM and B1 Systems were event sponsors. The cloud and […]

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News from ownCloud
31. May 2016

Introducing the ownCloud Foundation

Today we are excited to announce the formation of the ownCloud Foundation. The Foundation is a non-profit entity created to oversee the entirety of the ownCloud ecosystem and to keep the future of ownCloud intact. The Foundation is also a means of being more open with all of our users. By placing […]

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News from ownCloud
25. May 2016

Dropbox Up in Users’ Kernel

We have been discussing the ownCloud virtual filesystem for quite some time. This is our version of project infinite, but completely under your own control. In the spirit of being open, we don’t have all of the answers here, but I do encourage folks to take a look and see if they have anything to […]

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News from ownCloud
25. May 2016

Enterprise Appliance for Production- For Linux and Non-Linux Experts

Interested in using ownCloud Enterprise Edition, but don’t know a lot about Linux? Do you have a small IT staff, or are you the IT staff in your spare time? The ownCloud Enterprise Edition Appliance is the answer to your need! The Appliance provides a pre-packaged, easy to deploy ownCloud ready […]

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News from ownCloud
17. May 2016

ownCloud Contributor Community Grows 80% in One Year!

Wow, do we have a great community here at ownCloud. And I mean really great! In 2015, 5 years after the initial inception of ownCloud, we had a grand total of 550 contributors, which is awesome. However, in just over a year since that number was recognized, we are proud to announce that we our […]

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News from ownCloud
12. May 2016

ownCloud Desktop Client 2.2.0 Available

Today we have released the latest version of the Desktop Client, 2.2.0. This release includes changes to the default chunk size (10MB) and refactored overlay icons for performance, improved error handling, improved UI, translation fixes and countless other bug fixes. It also includes the new push […]

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News from ownCloud
4. May 2016

Accellion’s Open Back Door to Facebook Helps Illustrate Open-Source’s Worth

Companies open-sourcing their code often incur delays while they ‘clean up the code’ and the argument of ‘poor or not acceptable quality code’ is given as reason not to make it available to the public in the first place. Customers may want to ask themselves how they can trust products with […]

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News from ownCloud
4. May 2016

ownCloud Connects Business Users on June 1st – Get Insight into Customer Use Cases

On June 1st in Frankfurt, Germany, ownCloud will be hosting an event for ownCloud Community Edition business users, Enterprise Edition customers and anyone else who is interested in using ownCloud for their business. The goal of this event is to connect businesses that have medium to large ownCloud […]

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News from ownCloud, Updates
3. May 2016

ownCloud 9.0.2, 8.2.4, 8.1.7, 8.0.12 and 7.0.14 Available

The latest version of ownCloud 9, 9.0.2, is now available. In addition, ownCloud 8.2.4, 8.1.7, 8.0.12, and 7.0.14 are also all now available. The updates include a number of lower severity security patches and hardenings. Updating to the latest version is recommended, however, please note that […]

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News from ownCloud
2. May 2016

Datto Drive is Built on ownCloud

Today our partner, Datto, has announced the launch of Datto Drive, a FSS service that targets SMBs. Datto Drive is a cheaper FSS alternative to the likes of Dropbox, Box, and Google for smaller companies. And according to Mark Calzone, president of Ash Creek Enterprises, “Datto Drive blows Dropbox […]

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News from ownCloud
28. April 2016

Frictionless Access to Existing Storage

It’s been two weeks since the release of ownCloud 9 Enterprise Edition and we have introduced you to a number of new updates and features including: retention, Federated Cloud Sharing, and collaboration features. In addition to these awesome new features, the way to access storage has also been […]

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News from ownCloud
27. April 2016

Thank You, Frank Karlitschek

Today we say good bye to ownCloud founder, Frank Karlitschek, as he leaves ownCloud to pursue new opportunities. I hold a deep amount of gratitude towards Frank for coming up with the initial idea and for everything he has done over the last 6 years to turn ownCloud into the ecosystem it is today. I […]

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News from ownCloud
22. April 2016

ownCloud 9 Promotes Better Team Work

Last week we announced the availability of ownCloud 9 Enterprise Edition. The latest version of ownCloud includes a ton of new features and updates like the new retention feature and updated Federated Cloud Sharing. Also included on the list are the new tags and comments features that make team […]

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Federated Cloud Sharing, News from ownCloud
20. April 2016

Federated Cloud Sharing in ownCloud 9 Enterprise Edition

The release of ownCloud 9 Enterprise Edition has introduced a number of updates and features. One such update is the Federated Cloud Sharing feature. Only ownCloud can connect federated servers in multiple geographic locations into a single user experience for seamless collaboration. By leveraging […]

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News from ownCloud
15. April 2016

ownCloud 9 Introduces- Retention (Document Classification)

With the release of ownCloud 9 there are a number of new updates and features, including the retention feature. This new feature adds an extra level of organization and security to your files. Only ownCloud enables admins to set document classification rules and then, based on the defined […]

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News from ownCloud
14. April 2016

Introducing ownCloud 9 Enterprise Edition

Today we are excited to announce the long awaited ownCloud 9 Enterprise Edition. And as promised, this release is a great step forward. With the release of ownCloud 9, we have become the first federated universal file access solution with extensive file controls! What does this mean? This means that […]

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News from ownCloud
8. April 2016

Syncplicity, Welcome to the Big Cloud Party

And if 500,000 users aren’t enough to be excited about, we also have a deployment at DigiLocker in India that accounts for 1.14 million users! This just goes to show the scalability and leadership ownCloud possesses worldwide. So, while it is a great feat to best Box with the number of users in […]

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News from ownCloud
6. April 2016

ownCloud Releases Static Security Scan Results

As an open source company we value our strong commitment to transparency and the importance of community. Only transparent and open processes allow customers and users to verify the security of their ownCloud. A Proven Track Record of Open Source Security ownCloud has a proven track record of open […]

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News from ownCloud
5. April 2016

Focus Areas for This Year

In the last blog I talked about the ownCloud vision, what it is and what we want to achieve. In this blog I want to cover the focus areas for this year to bring us there. This is not a roadmap discussion or a guaranteed feature list for the next release, but more long term focus areas. We see these […]

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News from ownCloud
24. March 2016

Healthcare Cloud Security Concerns? Not with ownCloud

This week Elizabeth Snell, of Healthcare IT Security, published an article addressing security concerns healthcare organizations should have when it comes to the cloud. Snell states that “One of the top healthcare cloud security concerns is sensitive information, such as PHI [Personal Health […]

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News from ownCloud
22. March 2016

Dropbox has Their Own Cloud – You Should have Your ownCloud!

Last week Dropbox announced that they have created their own cloud system and were no longer using Amazon AWS. It is great news that they are taking responsibility for their users’ data, but there is still one glaring fact—it’s still kept in the cloud and out of your own control. I have […]

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News from ownCloud
16. March 2016

Google, Welcome to the Game

Yesterday Google announced that Google Drive will soon set expiration dates for document access. They even give a scenario: “For instance, imagine your business hires an outside contractor for a project lasting three months. To complete the job, that contractor needs to view a spreadsheet […]

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News from ownCloud
11. March 2016

EMEA IT Professionals Remain Cautious of the Cloud

This week Danielle Correa, of SC Magazine, published “IT pros in EMEA urged to be cautious about cloud” based on a report from Spiceworks, “Diving into Cloud Services.”  The results of the report show that while cloud adoption is on the rise, the concern of IT professionals remains the same […]

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News from ownCloud
8. March 2016

ownCloud 9 Community Edition Now Available

  Today is the release of the long awaited ownCloud 9 Community Edition. ownCloud 9 Community Edition includes significant improvements for users, administrators and developers delivering innovative collaboration features like comments and tags, enabling ultimate scalability with the improved […]

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News from ownCloud
2. March 2016

DROWN Vulnerability with SSLv2

We would like to provide you an update on the latest OpenSSL vulnerability known as DROWN. DROWN is a vulnerability that can affect HTTPS servers and other SSL and TLS services. We have received concerns about how this might affect ownCloud and while I’m happy to announce that ownCloud itself […]

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News from ownCloud
25. February 2016

Note From the CTO- The ownCloud Vision!

This is the first post in a regular blog series called ’Notes from the CTO’ where I share our strategic and longer term plans for ownCloud.  I’ll cover current challenges and interesting trends in the market. I believe this will give you some interesting, valuable insights in what we’re […]

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News from ownCloud
24. February 2016

ownCloud 9 Spoilers

As many of you know we are currently working on the latest version  of ownCloud, ownCloud 9, which is due to release very soon. While I don’t want to give too much away, in this video I discuss a few features and updates that I am most excited about with the upcoming release.

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News from ownCloud
19. February 2016

Box Keysafe Not So Safe

This month Box announced its KeySafe service, a service that should give organizations control over their encryption keys. The ultimate goal of the service is that an organization’s content may reside in the cloud, while allowing them to keep control over their encryption keys. But let’s stop […]

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News from ownCloud
18. February 2016

New Yorkers Love ownCloud

Last week I attended the New York Linux User Group meeting in Manhattan. What a great meeting! Over 200 people attended the event, people who use and love ownCloud. While I was there I gave a talk about upcoming ownCloud features and Federated Cloud Sharing. The feedback was excellent, which just […]

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News from ownCloud
12. February 2016

ownCloud Featured in HostAdvice Interview

If there is one thing I like to talk about it’s ownCloud. So when I was approached by HostAdvice to talk about ownCloud, how could I pass up that opportunity? Yesterday Tamar Weinberg published our interview, prefacing that everyone should know about ownCloud because we are “a fantastic tool for […]

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News from ownCloud
10. February 2016

GÉANT, in Collaboration with ownCloud, Announces First Key Milestone for OpenCloudMesh

Today GÉANT has announced, in collaboration with ownCloud, the achievement of OpenCloudMesh Project’s first key milestone. The accomplishment was reached during CERN’s Cloud Services for Synchronization and Sharing (CS3) workshop back in January, where OpenCloudMesh sharing between sync and […]

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News from ownCloud
4. February 2016

Thinking About File Access

Gartner thinks Enterprise file sync and share is dead, or will be soon. We agree, it is an incomplete solution to a complex problem and it is being subsumed by adjacent markets. That is why ownCloud provides much more, a single pane of glass over all enterprise files  that solves the enterprise […]

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News from ownCloud
2. February 2016

New Yorkers: Join me at the NY LUG on February 9!

Next Tuesday, February 9th, I will be presenting ownCloud at the venerable New York Linux User Group. I am excited for the opportunity to speak to this group as I’ve heard great things about this LUG and its audience! I’ll be speaking about ownCloud as a project and the problem it […]

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News from ownCloud
1. February 2016

Computerwoche.de reports how Deutsche Bahn is using ownCloud

Computerwoche.de, the German equivalent of Computer World, reported on how Deutsche Bahn is using ownCloud. Deutsche Bahn is one of the world’s leading passenger and logistics companies operating in 130 countries worldwide. “The DB Systel GmbH, the internal information and communication […]

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News from ownCloud
28. January 2016

5 FAQs Answered by ownCloud

Interested in an ownCloud deployment, but have a few lingering questions? ownCloud has just published a list of frequently asked questions that have been answered for your benefit. Here are a few of the top questions we receive frequently and that may also be on your mind. What are the differences […]

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News from ownCloud
26. January 2016

ownCloud grows over 100% in 2015

Talk about a great year! In 2015 ownCloud grew over 100%. The secret? Universal File Access. This past year ownCloud has evolved into more than just a file sync and share company, and Universal  File Access has become the ideal solution to those global companies worried about the European Data […]

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News from ownCloud
25. January 2016

ownCloud Rocked the CS3 in Zürich

Last week I flew to Zürich to attend the second annual CS3 event at ETH University and to talk about the future of Federated Cloud Sharing. And I must say, overall this was an incredibly impressive and interesting event in the education/research space. Last year a few of our competitors such as […]

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20. January 2016

ownCloud Supports the FSFE as Bronze Sponsor

ownCloud is an Open Source project, and as such, we’re part of a wider ecosystem. While we first and foremost focus on creating great software for our users and customers, we also actively participate in building and maintaining this Open Source ecosystem at large. We do that on a technical level […]

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19. January 2016

Open Source and Community: An Example from ownCloud and Android

The development and evolution of the Android client for ownCloud is a good example of how the collaboration between an open source community and a company’s engineering team can grow through the years. It can also illustrate some of the challenges and benefits of addressing them in an open and […]

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12. January 2016

Speaking in Switzerland About File Sync and Share for Education and Research

On January 18-19, I will give a talk about ownCloud at the ETH University in Zürich, Switzerland. There, the Cloud Services for Synchronization and Sharing (CS3) takes place, with a focus this year on Cloud Storage Services for Novel Applications and Workflows. CS3 focuses on share experiences and […]

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5. January 2016

The Formation of ownCloud

As everyone knows, I love ownCloud. I have loved it from its conception and am in awe of what it has grown into. It makes me feel great to be able to go home each day and say “I have helped to solve a problem for someone today.” But how did ownCloud get to this point? How are we able to solve […]

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29. December 2015

Team Week: Undirected Innovation in a Commercial Open Source Setting

ownCloud is a company with a core and a philosophy that is centered around open source and strives for the role of community stewardship and commercial success. At the same time, we deliver a scalable, world-class, secure, silo-breaking platform for our customers, partners, and community users on a […]

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21. December 2015

The Business Card Case

Imagine you are a German company who exhibited at a security show in Nuremberg, Germany. 1) People came to your booth and handed in their business card in order to receive further information (legally, that is a consent). 2) You scan the business card, together with the notes taken at the booth and […]

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16. December 2015

You can soon be fined up to 4% of your annual revenue for any data protection violation!

The 3 major law making bodies in the European Union (EU parliament, EU commission and the EU council) have just this Tuesday agreed on the final terms of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). After some more formalism, which shall happen in early 2016, such regulation will go into […]

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4. December 2015

ownCloud for Non-Profit

Due to the concerns around security risks of the cloud and the lack of control, this non-profit organization steered clear of cloud based providers and chose a solution closer to home. So although they’re original architecture was Windows-based, they set up a Linux instance in order to use […]

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3. December 2015

Big Day of Releases

Today we are announcing not one, not even two, but three releases. That’s right; today the updated versions of the Desktop Client, Android App, and iOS App are now available! The desktop, Android, and iOS clients have all received a major update, support to directly share with other users or […]

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1. December 2015

A Message on Safe Harbor

Since the recent decisions made about Safe Harbor the questions have been flying. How does this effect my company? Depends on the file sharing server you’re using. What about ownCloud, can I still continue to share my files cross continentally with ownCloud? Yes, absolutely. I’ve even been […]

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24. November 2015

ownCloud Welcomes Ouachita Baptist University

ownCloud would like to welcome our newest customer, Ouachita Baptist University. Ouachita is a liberal arts university which has earned a strong academic reputation and year after year, is ranked among the nation’s top colleges by such publications as U.S. News & World Report and Forbes. In […]

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18. November 2015

What is Hybrid Cloud?

Why is it my favorite? Primarily because they missed the mark with this definition. Why is the only way to have a hybrid EFSS to have the control plane hosted in a vendor cloud? What about vendors where the control plane is on site, and storage is mixed on site or in the cloud? Is this not also […]

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18. November 2015

ownCloud 8.2 Enterprise Edition is Here

Last month we announced the release of the ownCloud 8.2 Server while hinting at what was to come with the upcoming release of the enterprise edition. Well today is the big day. ownCloud 8.2 Enterprise Edition is finally here, and with this release comes our new Hybrid Cloud EFSS Model and all the […]